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oamaru town Travel / Lifestyle

17 September 2021

Old World Charm in Oamaru

The town of Oamaru was laid out in 1858 by Otago’s surveyor John Turnbull Thomson, who named the streets after British rivers. The town is famous for its many buildings made from locally quarried limestone (known as Oamaru Stone), over 70 buildings registered as...

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IMG 1052 Travel / Lifestyle

1 July 2021

The Great Escape

Reflecting on the past year, projecting the future growth of the company and having a whole lot of fun were the themes for this year’s Star staff retreat. Nicknamed ‘The Great Escape Coromandel 21’ it started 7am Saturday morning at Auckland’s Ardmore airport. Our...

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1 July 2021

Discussing Depreciation

Ever heard the comment that as soon as you drive a new car off the lot its value goes down 20%! While that actual percentage might not be accurate it’s true that vehicle values do decrease over time (unless it’s a classic in which...

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Oamaru4 Travel / Lifestyle

1 July 2021

Oamaru - Getting punked in North Otago

The town of Oamaru was laid out in 1858 by Otago’s surveyor John Turnbull Thomson, who named the streets after British rivers. The town is famous for its many buildings made from locally quarried limestone (known as Oamaru Stone), over 70 buildings registered as...

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1 Motorcycle

1 July 2021

What is LAMS?

Often when our team is giving you a quote for motorcycle insurance we say “subject to the bike being LAMS approved”, so what exactly does this mean?The Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS) determines which models of motorcycle can legally be ridden in NZ by...

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Bailey Feature Image News

1 July 2021

RIP Bailey Baker - Chief Happiness Officer

The Star Insurance team said a sad farewell to one of our longest serving staff members last month. Chief Happiness Officer Bailey Baker passed away after a short illness. A constant companion of CEO Nick Baker our lovely office dog has been the mascot...

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Auctions On Laptop Editorial

1 July 2021

Star Auctions

Star Auctions is our internal method for selling off wrecked (written off) vehicles and damaged parts. We’ve been doing this successfully for years & there are over 20,000 people who have saved us as a favourite seller on Trade Me.We’ve now updated the Star...

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Wealthpoint Conference Broker

1 July 2021

Wealthpoint Conference

Wealthpoint is a network of 150 financial advisers owned as a co-operative of 50 businesses throughout New Zealand. In April they held their annual conference at Northland’s Copthorne Hotel in Waitangi. Wealthpoint advisers place a wide range of domestic and commercial insurance, so the...

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